Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Drifting Where?

The short story “Kaleidoscope” by Ray Bradbury ends with a mother and child observing what they believe is a shooting star. “Make a wish,” urges the mother, but the streak … Continue reading

July 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

We Are the Spec

Remember the cartoon map of the galaxy that had an arrow pointing at Earth, reading “You are here!”? We laughed, but the point was clear. Now, as we flip through … Continue reading

July 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Baby-Making Organisms

Certain films make my stomach sink, such as SCHINDLER’S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, or even THE PIANO. I don’t usually have that kind of reaction to a book, but THE HANDMAID’S … Continue reading

July 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Just the Honest Facts

I said I was Republican like my parents back when my classmates and I chanted “We like Ike,” as we stood in a line, anticipating the passage of a motorcade … Continue reading

July 8, 2022 · 1 Comment

Quiet Heroes

How many ways have we heard of that humankind can be eliminated? Tectonic shifts, super volcanoes, massive tsunamis, nuclear war, robot rebellion, zombie apocalypse, alien invasion, desertification—and there are more. … Continue reading

July 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

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